California’s Modern Day Gold Rush
love it, hate it, blame it, turn a blind eye to it. It’s gotten a lot of press over the years… from Reefer Madness, to the infamous “I didn’t inhale” claim by Bill Clinton, to the benefits of medical marijuana being spoken of today… There’s no shortage of opinions, propaganda, and information to be had. With all of the charged opinions out there, there is a lot of focus on the user of marijuana: of the rightness, or the wrongness, of their choice or medical decision. But even less focused on, is
WHAT REALLY is happening
behind the scenes during this iconic time of legalization?
In today’s show, we have the final episode of a special anticipated series: The Secret Life of Marijuana. I’ve spent the last months of 2016 traveling all over Humboldt County for the purpose of bringing you stories from one of the most historically secretive industries in California.
In Today’s Part 3 of the series, we talk with people on the inside as they face the process of legalization. These workers In Humboldt County, California, are facing a major change, and no one really knows what to expect. It’s been a golden age, a secret Green Rush where workers can come from all over the world to Cali to make hard cash money, all under the radar.
The one thing that everyone does know is that with the industry moving above ground, it’s only a matter of time: the green rush is coming to an end. I asked these workers to reflect on some of the things they will miss… and what they won’t.
Get it while you can.
Next week on the Alter Ego Podcast…
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